Phone Charger Sparks Palm Bay House Fire

By  //  November 3, 2013

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FIREFIGHTERS LIMIT DAMAGE to $5,000

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ABOVE MAP: At approximately 5 p.m. yesterday Palm Bay firefighters responded to a home in the 500 block of Olivia St. SW after reports of a structure fire.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — A cell phone charger is being blamed for a house fire that caused an estimated $5,000 damage to a home in southwest Palm Bay, according to  Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator.

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A cell phone charger on top of a mattress is being blamed for a house fire that caused an estimated $5,000 damage to a home in southwest Palm Bay, according to Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator. (Palm Bay Fire image)

The home is valued at approximately $100,000.

At approximately 5 p.m. yesterday Palm Bay firefighters responded to a home in the 500 block of Olivia St. SW after reports of a structure fire.

When firefighters arrived they removed a mattress and box spring that had caught fire inside a bedroom.

Firefighters contained the fire to just the bedroom of the single family home.

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Ron Bailey

Assistant Fire Marshal Ron Bailey responded to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The investigation revealed electrical issues with the house.

It was also learned the occupant of the home had been charging a phone on top of the mattress. The charger is believed to have sparked the fire that ignited the mattress.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

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(Palm Bay Fire images)

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(Palm Bay Fire images)


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